Meredith Riggs Guerrero is an attorney with the Atlanta law firm of Drew Eckl & Farnham. Her practice encompasses counseling and representation of companies in employee and business-related issues. She counsels employers in crafting and implementing legally compliant policies, procedures, and handbooks, and provides training to employees on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including anti-discrimination and wage and hour laws.
A significant portion of her practice is devoted to representing companies in employment disputes, as well as disputes related to breach of contract and commercial torts. She also has experience in real estate related litigation, with an emphasis on the representation of brokers and lenders.
Meredith is a member of the firm’s diversity committee and the women’s affinity group. She is an active member of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of Directors. She is a proud graduate of the 2018 class of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Cultivating Hispanic Leadership Institute.
Meredith graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 2001, and then taught elementary school in Atlanta Public Schools for two years with the national service organization Teach For America. She received her Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law in 2008, where she graduated with honors. While in law school, she participated in Moot Court and received honors in litigation. She also had the opportunity to clerk for Justice Harold Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court for one semester in law school.
Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2008, Cum Laude
Southern Methodist University, B.A., 2001
Georgia State and Superior Courts
Georgia Supreme Court
Georgia Court of Appeals
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
US District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia, Labor and Employment Law Section
Atlanta Bar Association, Labor and Employment, Litigation Sections
American Bar Association
National Association of Women Lawyers
Related News, Publications & Presentations
Gender in the Workplace. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal. Volume 31, No. 181, January 2019.
Meredith Riggs Guerrero Nominated for the GHCC 2018 Leadership Institute. Firm News. October 2017.
"The Nuts and Bolts of Employment Law". Presentation to the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on April 20, 2016 as part of DEF's Business Breakfast Series.
"The National Labor Relations Act’s Effect On Non-Union Workplaces" Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal.Volume 26, No. 154, June 2014.
"One Size Does Not Fit All: EEOC Guidance Regarding Employer’s Use Of Criminal Records In Employment Decisions" Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal.Volume 24, No. 141, May 2012.
"Immigration Reform Comes To Georgia" Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal.Volume 23, No. 137, September 2011.
"Voters To Decide: Significant Changes Ahead For Georgia Non-Compete Law?" Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal.Volume 22, No. 130, July 2010.
"Employer Alert: The EEOC Is Targeting Leave Policies That Violate The Ada" Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal.Volume 21, No. 126, November 2009.